Taiwan pushes cyber security for IoT devices

  • February 3, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson
Production at Lilin’s factory

Taiwan went on the offensive last month to push its strict cyber-security standards for IoT devices with an online webinar allowing five companies to show their latest offerings.

The IoT Cyber-Security Standards & Testing Specifications were introduced in 2017 and are policed by the government’s Industrial Development Board.

The webinar was jointly organised by Taitra, the country’s non-profit body for promoting foreign trade, and the Taiwan Safety & Security Industry Association. The five companies with recently certified products were Delta Electronics, Lilin, Huper Laboratories, Vacron and Vital Resource.

First up was Jannette Yao, deputy manager at Delta Electronics, demonstrating the firm’s DeltaGrid streetlight control system that adds wireless connectivity and cloud management to streetlights.

“Wireless communication makes it easy to deploy,” she said. “It conforms to intelligent streetlight security standards in Taiwan.”

With remote control, diagnosis and monitoring of connected lights, operators can optimise their energy consumption and benefit from improved operational efficiency and service quality of a city’s lighting infrastructure.

Aloun Kongmany, project manager at Lilin, a 40 year old supplier of security products, said the company made IP video cameras, recording devices and software. Its cameras and servers provide network surveillance and it specialises in implementing cyber security into these products.

“We know how sensitive data can be,” he said, “ so when we design our products, we make sure they have the most secure level with no default password or backdoor available.”

Vincent Chen is assistant vice president at HuperLab, a provider of intelligent video surveillance and an innovator in computer vision and AI video analytics.

With over 20 years of experiences in research and development, HuperLab brings self-developed video analytics to 3D stereo-vision technology. The firm’s 3D stereo camera delivers accurate analysis results with less influence of shadows and light changes, and critical weather conditions.

“This can be used for people counting, body scanning, general camera, loitering detection, fall detection and heat maps,” Chen said. “It is highly tolerant to weather conditions.”

Even insects and spider webs do not trigger false alarms. It provides push alerts to smart phones.

Steve Chang is marketing director at Vital Resource, established in 1987. It is known for its Fine brand for CCTV, DVRs and alarm systems. Vital’s strength lies in its ability to provide turnkey products for custom applications.

Chang introduced the firm’s CDV-LC242B 2MP outdoor infra-red varifocal dome network camera that uses a Sony Strvis image sensor.

“It has an explosion proof housing,” said Chang, “and high cyber-security protection.”

Last up was Rex Chen, sales manager at Vacron, a manufacturer of intelligent mobile surveillance systems for use on coaches and trains.

The VVH-MD42D is made for professional use and complies with security certification in Taiwan. It supports 3G, 4G, wifi, hard drives and SD cards and is suitable for monitoring larger vehicles. Data are stored in cloud storage, in which statistics reports can be managed, or can be stored in the users’ own servers.

“There are six alarm sets ready to connect to third party devices,” said Chen. “It can be used for special projects such as railroads and ships.”